When filing for divorce in the state of Louisiana, there are many factors to consider.
Divorces can be deemed "contested" or "uncontested." It is always best to consult with a lawyer to ask questions specific to your individual case. Basically a "contested" divorce is one in which both parties cannot come to an agreement on necessary terms of the separation, such as custody and/or care of children, property division, distribution of assets, and/or negotiation of spousal support payments.
In contrast, an "uncontested" divorce is a somewhat smoother process in which both parties agree on the variety of provisions contained in the divorce related documents. Uncontested divorces are usually completed in a simpler, quicker manner, which can also reduce the need for extended legal proceedings and decrease associated fees significantly.
In any divorce proceeding, it is always in your best interest to seek the assistance of a professional attorney, who's adept in this area of the law.
Beau Layfield founded his Baton Rouge practice with the goal of keeping it small enough to maintain personal contact with all of his clients and provide individualized assistance to each person who seeks legal representation. This is particularly beneficial in divorce cases, which can frequently become less than amicable and involve complicated litigation to achieve resolution.
One of Beau's primary objectives is to provide professional assistance to individuals seeking a divorce whether contested or not.
When you are looking for legal advice, you should consult with an experienced attorney who cares about your needs, your family and the critical elements of your individual case.
Please feel free to contact us to ask questions. We are prepared with answers.
Beau is an ethical and respected lawyer, who offers a free case evaluation. Regardless of whether you think your divorce will be uncontested or not, you are encouraged to contact a legal professional for assistance.